Monthly Archives: June 2015

Can predator control help native fish?

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From the FishBio blog: “Even introduced, non-native fishes get their day on Capitol Hill. On June 3, the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriation Act that requires consideration of predator control efforts in recovery plans for federal Endangered Species Act (ESA)-protected species. If this amendment passes the Senate, it could open up new […]

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Latest issue of the San Francisco Estuary & Watershed Science Journal looks at water storage, water rights, hatcheries and more …

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Articles in the peer-reviewed journal look at water storage and snowpack in drought, Central Valley water rights in a changing climate, hatchery releases, and land use in the Delta ESSAY Storage in California’s Reservoirs and Snowpack in this Time of Drought Authors: Michael D. Dettinger and Michael L. Anderson RESEARCH California Central Valley Water Rights in a Changing Climate Author: […]

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Reclamation and USFWS Announce the Availability of $2.1 Million in Grants to Help Imperiled Species

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From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announce the availability of approximately $2.1 million in grants to improve conditions for federally-imperiled species and their habitats impacted by the federal Central Valley Project. The CVP, owned and operated by Reclamation, is one of the world’s largest water storage and transport systems. The […]

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Fisheries restoration grant deadline extended to July 31

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From the California Department of Fish and Wildlife: The grant application deadline for anadromous salmonid restoration projects that address impacts of the ongoing drought has been extended, due to the recent addition of a consultation requirement. Prior to submitting an application to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), all applicants must consult with representatives of the California Conservation […]

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The problem of predation

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From the FishBio blog: “Once set free in a new environment, non-native piscivores, or animals that eat fish, can wreak havoc on native fish populations. In the Colorado River Basin, such non-native piscivores are driving the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to step up their existing predator removal program on the Green River. Recently introduced fishing laws now require anglers […]

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CDFW Now Accepting Applications for Fisheries Restoration Grants

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting grant applications for anadromous salmonid restoration projects that address impacts of the ongoing drought. Drought restoration funds will be granted to projects located in anadromous waters within coastal watersheds and the Central Valley. Eligible applicants include public agencies, recognized tribes and qualified nonprofit organizations. Funding for drought restoration will […]

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Forecasting the Most Likely Status of Wild Salmon in the California Central Valley in 2100

AUTHORS: Franks, Sierra E., Oregon State University, Corvallis; Lackey, Robert T., Oregon State University, Corvallis ABSTRACT: Since the mid-1800s the Sacramento–San Joaquin river system in the California Central Valley has experienced a dramatic decline in the distribution and abundance of wild salmon, along with many extirpations. The causes of the decline are many, and have been well studied. Despite restoration […]

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Modeling Tidal Freshwater Marsh Sustainability in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta Under a Broad Suite of Potential Future Scenarios

AUTHORS: Swanson, Kathleen M., San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Drexler, Judith Z., U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center; Fuller, Christopher C., U.S. Geological Survey, National Research Program; Schoellhamer, David H., U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center ABSTRACT: In this paper, we report on the adaptation and application of a one-dimensional marsh surface elevation model, the Wetland Accretion Rate […]

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Three-Dimensional Modeling of Hydrodynamics and Salinity in the San Francisco Estuary: An Evaluation of Model Accuracy, X2, and the Low–Salinity Zone

AUTHORS: MacWilliams, Michael L., Delta Modeling Associates, Inc.; Bever, Aaron J., Delta Modeling Associates, Inc.; Gross, Edward S., Resource Management Associates, Inc.; Ketefian, Gerard S., Resource Management Associates, Inc.; Kimmerer, Wim J., Romberg Tiburon Center, San Francisco State University ABSTRACT: The three-dimensional UnTRIM San Francisco Bay–Delta model was applied to simulate tidal hydrodynamics and salinity in the San Francisco Estuary […]

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